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Steve Rotheram to run for Mayor of Merseyside

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Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram has confirmed he'll run to become Labour's candidate for the Mayor of Merseyside. Elections take place in 2017. The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is also expected to run.

“I have received such an overwhelming number of individuals and organisations who have contacted me encouraging me to do what they believe would be the right thing for the whole city region and its people.  “I have a positive vision for the future of our area and would adopt a ‘No borough left behind’ approach.  

“I passionately believe that under my Mayoralty, Merseyside will be region reborn. Where no one is shut out, left behind or told they do not matter. Everyone will have a stake in our future helping create an ambitious, forward looking and united region. 

“It will be my intention to be ‘fully inclusive’ and to consult with Councillors, Local Stakeholders, MPs and other authorities on a regular basis about the policy making process.  

“I will be announcing a number of policy priorities over the coming weeks that will provide the basis for my manifesto for change and outline my strategic vision for the City Region.”

– Steve Rotheram, MP


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Liverpool MP: 'Verdict marks the beginning of the end'

This verdict marks the beginning of the end of the Hillsborough disaster. At long last, the families have achieved their ultimate goal, which is to change the verdict on the death certificates.

The families have been an inspiration to Britain as they have fought their 23-year dignified campaign.

Now that the fresh inquests have been ordered, it would be wrong for the families to have to pay for a second inquest. They should not have to bear the financial penalty of the Establishment's mistakes in 1989.

The Chancellor should also take this opportunity to waive the VAT on the Justice Collective Hillsborough tribute single so that every single penny raised can support the families in the legal costs in the fight for justice.

– Hillsborough campaigner and Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram